Bursaries Scholarships

DUT Student Funding: Bursaries, Loans and Scholarships 2021

Hi, are you a student at the Durban University of Technology(DUT) and finding it hard to pay your tuition fees? Then DUT Student Funding that includes both DUT Bursaries and Loan is here to assist you financially.


In this article, you will explore so many kinds of student funding including undergraduate, postgraduate, Masters, Doctorate DUT Student Funding bursaries, and the Student Loan.

DUT Student Funding

DUT Student Funding: Bursaries 2021

National Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS): NSFAS is a government entity under the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology established according to the NSFAS Act (Act 56 of 1999) to provide financial support to disadvantaged students who wish to further their studies at public universities or TVET colleges.


How and where to apply To NSFAS

Go to the NSFAS website to register and proceed to complete your online application:

The NSFAS contact details are outlined below should you require assistance or visit your closest tertiary institution’s Financial Aid Office for further assistance.


Toll-free Number: 0860 0067 327

DUT Student Funding: Loans 2021

Academic Merit:

Students studying at DUT will be judged on their academic performance. Continuing students will have to pass 50% of their registered subjects (last exam results) to qualify for loans. New first year students will be awarded loans for tuition fees only based on their matric results.

Bank Loan:

Various Banks In South Africa offer loans to undergraduates, Postgraduates, and other qualifications.

Fundi Loan:

Fundi offers student loans to fund their studies. Visit their website for more info and how to apply


DUT Student Funding: Schoalrships 2021 

Undergraduate Scholarship: For New Students (First Academic Period:

This award is made to first year full-time South African students who have obtained excellent results in the National Senior Certificate in the preceding year which takes the form of a tuition fee remission as follows:

12.1.1     A New student who has obtained a National Senior Certificate with an aggregate of 80% or higher shall qualify for a 100% remission of tuition fees for the first year of registration (subject to 12.1.3 below).

12.1.2     A New student who has obtained a National Senior Certificate with an aggregate of between 70% – 79% shall qualify for a 50% remission of tuition fees for the first year of registration, (subject to 12.1.3 below).

Important Notes

12.1.3     The calculation of the aggregate percentage is made by the DUT, and is based on the sum total of the percentages achieved for individual subjects (excluding Life Orientation) divided by the total number of subjects taken. Where a student has taken more than seven subjects, the aggregate percentage of the six highest subjects (excluding Life Orientation) is calculated.

12.1.4     Only students who have obtained the National Senior Certificate in one sitting qualify for this award. Subjects for whom ’exemptions’ are granted towards the National Senior Certificate will not be eligible for this award.

Matriculants who took a gap year/s after their final school year will not be considered for this award.

12.1.5     Should a recipient of the scholarship withdraw from studies in the year for which the scholarship is granted, the full scholarship becomes payable to the Institution.

12.1.6     Students who require and obtain exemption/s for admission to a DUT programme will not be eligible for this award.

12.1.7     The award is made for the first and only undergraduate study (eg. one diploma only).

 Vice – Chancellor’s Award:

This scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the Vice – Chancellor, not necessarily to top academic achievers, but to new students who have obtained good passes in the NSC examination, despite personal circumstances.

This scholarship will be limited each year, and shall usually take the form of a remission of tuition fees for the first year of study only, except that in deserving cases, this may be reviewed.

 Dux Award

This scholarship is awarded to the recipient of the Dux/Top Matriculant at each school. The applicant has to satisfy the entry requirements for the programme applied for:

  • This award takes the form of a remission of tuition fees for the first year of study only.
  • Further remissions will be subject to the criteria identified for second and later year students (see 2 above)
  • Written proof on a school letterhead, of being a Dux recipient, bearing the signature of the school principal and the official stamp of the school must accompany all applications.

NB: The remission of fees for each of the awards detailed above excludes any additional costs eg: breakages, experiential training etc.

Best Wishes from Demzyportal.com Team.

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